Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now support a dark theme on Android

Last month, it was discovered that Google was working on bringing a dark theme to its suite of office apps. These dark themes weren’t just for the front page of the apps either but were in fact full dark themes that also extended to the editing view. Today, Google officially announced that the dark themes are rolling out to Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android.

As was previously revealed, the dark theme applies to the document browser front page and the actual editing view. The dark theme in the editing view only applies to Docs and Sheets, though, as Slides already supports changing background colors. The dark theme itself is the typical dark gray that Google uses, and the apps all maintain their respective accent colors.

The theme for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides respects Android’s system-wide setting, which is accessible to most users running Android 10 or later. Users can also adjust the theme in the apps individually by going toMenu > Settings > Theme > Dark. If you’re using the dark theme, you can always quickly preview a document in the light theme by usingMore > View in light theme.

Google has begun rolling out the dark theme today for all G Suite customers and anyone with a personal account. Users should see the new theme in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides over the next couple of weeks. It’s likely that this will be enabled via a server-side switch like many of Google’s past dark themes. Regardless, editing and viewing documents at night is about to get a lot easier on the eyes.


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